What does wind up mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up, finish(verb)

    finally be or do something

    "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"

  2. wind up(verb)

    give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching

  3. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up(verb)

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

  4. wind, wind up(verb)

    coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

    "wind your watch"


  1. wind up(Noun)

    A humorous attempt to fool somebody, a practical joke in which the victim is encouraged to believe something untrue.

  2. wind up(Verb)

    To end up; to arrive or result.

  3. wind up(Verb)

    To conclude, complete, or finish.

  4. wind up(Verb)

    To tighten by winding or twisting.

  5. wind up(Verb)

    To excite.

  6. wind up(Verb)

    To play a prank, to take the mickey or mock

  7. wind up(Verb)

    To dissolve a partnership or corporation and liquidate its assets

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How to say wind up in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wind up in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wind up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of wind up in a Sentence

  1. Stan Haithcock:

    The whole thing could wind up being a wash.

  2. Brian Deschanel:

    Never level with a fool, since, you'll wind up be leveled fool.

  3. Chinese Proverb:

    Unles we change direction, we are likely to wind up where we are headed.

  4. Jenny Beth Martin:

    Earmarks are going back to business as usual, you wind up having backroom deals.

  5. Bladen County Coroner Hubert Kinlaw:

    How did it happen? How did he wind up there? these are all questions that are out there.

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Translations for wind up

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  • beschließen, aufziehen, auflösenGerman
  • τελειώσειGreek
  • dar cuerdaSpanish
  • innostaa, lopettaa, vedättää, päättää, joutua, päätyä, vetää, purkaaFinnish
  • opwindenDutch
  • robić w koniaPolish
  • terminar, excitar, concluir, pregar uma peça, animar, acabarPortuguese

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